ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of Dr. the Hon. Rae Davis, OJ, CD, JP, BSc (UWI), MSc (John Hopkins), MSc, PhD (Lough), Hon. DUNIV. (UTech Ja.), FJIE We will remember him forever.
Posted by Russell Findlay on May 31, 2021
Condolences to Phillipa and Mom.

Their lives testify on the impact he must've had on them.
Posted by Hector Wheeler on May 26, 2021

Hector Wheeler, Associate Vice President, Advancement, UTech Jamaica

I have always described Dr the Hon Rae Davis, OJ, as a gentle giant. He had a gigantic and seemingly over-ambitious vision for the University which he cleverly convinced us to treat as an urgent imperative. With very meagre resources, Dr Davis successfully led the mammoth task of transitioning the College of Arts, Science and Technology to a world class university. He rallied the staff, students and a wide range of other influential stakeholders to jointly build the nation’s university and create a future for our children and the country.  
Dr Davis’ uniquely warm and engaging personality was that magnet that pulled the large force together and kept the team focused in spite of the challenging hurdles and the drudgery of the days when success seemed a mere mirage. He had an interest in everyone and made each person feel special in his own way… without fanfare. His words were always measured but very impactful. He touched so many, so deeply in a quiet and unassuming manner.
He made an indelible impact on my life as a mentor. I am eternally grateful we crossed paths and I will forever cherish his memory

Posted by Eugenie Brown-myrie on May 26, 2021
I am happy that I had the privilege of working with Dr. Rae Davis during an important evolutionary period at UTech, Jamaica. Dr. Davis was a quiet giant who guided the management team through many successful strategic initiatives. I thank him for being an inspiration to me. I celebrate his life and contributions with great pride. May his soul rest in peace!
Posted by utech advancement on May 26, 2021
Please see newspaper supplement as a tribute to Rae Davis below:

https://go-jamaica.com/supplement/pdf/A-Tribute-to-Dr.-The-Hon.-Rae-Davis
Posted by George Brown on May 26, 2021
Dr Rae Davis, we have completed various projects collaboratively an successfully. You have completed all your duties and journey here on earth immaculately. You are now gone to the great beyond.

May you soul continue to rest in perpetual peace.
Posted by Charmaine DeLisser on May 26, 2021
As a leader in the CAST/UTech community I was very happy to have an Engineer at the helm during that juncture of Dr. Davis' professional life and the evolution of the institution. Dr. Davis added structure, strengthened the governance and policy framework and highlighted the resonance between technology and creativity...... and did I mention he was great to work with? He added great value during his tenure, transforming CAST into the University of Technology, Jamaica. He has made his mark and his legacy lives on. I extend condolences and well wishes to the family. May the peace and comfort of our Lord and Saviour be with you as you reflect on the goodness of God in His life.
Posted by Pam Kelly on May 26, 2021
It is with sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Dr. Rae Davis. It has been said that a life well-lived is one that touches and makes better the lives of others. In this regard, Dr. Davis has lived well. His contributions to UTech have been considerable and although many of the positive initiatives and institutions by which he enriched UTech will be largely overlooked or forgotten, not so the impact he made on the lives of many members of the UTech community. This will long be remembered. I truly appreciated his gentle demeanor, wry smile, wise and encouraging words which continue to make a positive difference in my life both professional and personal. I am grateful to have met Dr. Davis and to have come under his influence. May he rest in peace and the God of all comfort be with his loved ones at this most painful time.
Posted by Geraldene Hodelin on May 25, 2021
Dr. Rae Davis helped to build a legacy, Jamaica's National University, for many to embrace. Dr. Rae shaped the new UTech Jamaica with a strong vision of excellence, with hard work, and with meaningful partnerships within the Jamaican, Caribbean and International communities. His professionalism, punctuated with humility, kindness and nurturance, encouraged the entire UTech community to grow with energy and vitality. We missed him when he retired but we kept on track moving forward as an institution. We will remember him lovingly, as he moves on to higher service.
Sincere condolence to his dear wife, Jemelia, and to the entire Davis family. Thank you for sharing this gentle giant especially with UTech, Jamaica and with the Jamaican educational community in general. May his soul find rest and peace in the loving arms of our Risen Lord.
Posted by Patricia Mahoney on May 25, 2021
I am so thankful to have known and worked closely with Dr Davis as his Personal Assistant , during his tenure as President of the University of Technology, Jamaica, where he served from 1996 to 2006. He was a no-nonsense, selfless, humble, respectful, a person with a keen eye for details and a man of integrity. Dr Davis will be forever remembered and missed. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Michelle Beckford on May 25, 2021
I extend heartfelt condolences to Dr. Davis’ immediate and extended family. It was a pleasure and privilege to have known and worked with him. I had the honour of drafting his speeches and messages for which he always expressed sincere gratitude. Meeting him on my first day of work at UTech, Ja. in July 2002 he asked whether I wanted to interview him right away. Such was his enduring warmth and welcoming nature. I recall his care and concern for the wellbeing and welfare of staff and students evidenced in such initiatives as his introduction of an Organizational Well Being programme that fostered memorable team building activities such as Staff Fun Day. I admired his gentle, calm but effective leadership style which inspired confidence and endeared him to many. He will be greatly missed but his tremendous contribution and legacy at the University will forever live on in our hearts.
Rest well Dr. Davis.
Posted by Lancelot Neita on May 24, 2021
Dr. The Hon. Rae Davis leaves a legacy of outstanding contribution, service , patriotism, and leadership.His life and career, his professionalism and his humanity, has inspired love and admiration from thousands who have been touched by his dedication to excellence in all walks of life.
On behalf of the Neita family who shared early years with him as we grew together in Four Paths I want to extend our deepest condolences to our lifetime friends, the Davis family, and to the wider Jamaican family of his colleagues, students, and fellow pioneers who mourn his loss. We can say with certainty that Jamaica has been a better place for his having been here.
And by the way Carlton, you might have been a better batsman, but Rae was a solid wicket-keeper.
May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Shana-Gay Smith on May 22, 2021
Your contribution to the lives of so many of us UTech graduates, will live on through our successes, as we shape the development of this world. You were a great man, truly admired and will surely be missed.
Posted by Harold Howell on May 19, 2021
Condolences to your family and friends.
Your legacy will continue to impact the lives of many.

Rest in Peace
Posted by Kwaku Antwi on May 19, 2021
Dr Rae Davis,

As President of UTech supported the UTech International Students Association (UTISA) and community of which I was a proud member of immensely during his illustrious tenure. May his soul rest in perfect peace and his loved ones be comforted. 
Posted by Tamesha Simpson-fletcher on May 19, 2021
A gentle giant, very humble soul . One of the best presidents who graced the Utech. He was always seen around campus interacting with students. My condolences to the family members of Dr. Davis, may his loving memories comfort you during this sad time.
Posted by Telecia Lindo Johnson on May 18, 2021
Condolences to your family and friends. May your soul find sweet rest.
Your legacy will continue to impact the lives of many and inspire others to unleash their potential. 

Sleep in Peace
Posted by Eslyn Jones on May 18, 2021
Dr. Rae Davis was an amazing University president I recall sitting in meetings with him as he listened to all that was being said which in most cases lasted about two hours or more. With his quiet demeanor he would summarize the discussion and bring it to a simple conclusion. That kind of leadership is rare and UTech was blessed to have had a president like Dr. Rae Davis May his soul Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
Posted by John Polack on May 18, 2021
Jamaica has lost a true patriot. But we give thanks for a life well spent in service to humanity.
Sincere condolences to the family and friends.
Posted by Sharon Nelson on May 17, 2021
We regret the passing of our distinguished and accomplished Past President. May his soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon him.
Posted by Novelette Malcolm on May 17, 2021
Death is our cruelest enemy and it is so hard to loose our loved ones. To the UTECH family I say, we have the hope of saying goodbye to death forever if we live each day for Jesus. My sincerest condolences to the family of our late president and wish that the peace of God will attain unto us. For those who remain, let’s count our blessings and live with that hope that Jesus will put an end to death one day.
Posted by Claire Sutherland on May 17, 2021
Dr. the Honourable Rae Davis, OJ has been a giving boss, mentor, teacher, and friend to me, and many others. It was a joy working with him. He has left us with many memories of our individual and collective growth and development under his ‘tutelage’. University of Technology, Jamaica continues to be a shining star in his rich legacy. Thank you, Rae! May you rest in peace; sing, climb…and truly dance:

“Then said a teacher, Speak to us of Teaching.
   And he said:
   No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
   The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
   If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind”.

Kahlil Gibran
Posted by diana ibar- jarrett on May 17, 2021

To the president, Dr. the Hon. Rae Dave, OJ. We all loved you, we thank you for the live you shared with us, you are most highly appreciated.
Mighty man of valor you are you foot prints cannot be erased, walk good to the throne room of glory.
May condolence to the immediate family member , be strong, keep the faith .
Your beloved will continuously watches over you all.
Posted by Sherika Whitelocke on May 16, 2021
May your soul rest in sweet peace. May your legacy in leadership lives on in our institution...
Posted by Cheryll Messam on May 16, 2021
Dr. Davis, we thank God for your service to UTech, Jamaica, the Education Sector and in building this nation, Jamaica. May God comfort and reassure your family and all members of your community as they adjust to your passing.
Posted by UTech Jamaica on May 3, 2021
The University of Technology, Jamaica family is saddened by the passing of our former President, Dr. the Hon. Rae Davis, OJ who passed away on April 19, 2021 following a period of illness. We express sincere condolences to his family and friends and pray that they will be comforted and strengthened to cope with the challenge of his passing:

Visit the link below to read the full length tribute from the University’s Acting President, Prof. Colin Gyles.

http://www.utech.edu.jm/news/tribute-to-dr-the-hon-rae-davis-oj-cd-jp-hon-duniv-utech-ja-former-president-university-of-technology-jamaica

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Posted by Russell Findlay on May 31, 2021
Condolences to Phillipa and Mom.

Their lives testify on the impact he must've had on them.
Posted by Hector Wheeler on May 26, 2021

Hector Wheeler, Associate Vice President, Advancement, UTech Jamaica

I have always described Dr the Hon Rae Davis, OJ, as a gentle giant. He had a gigantic and seemingly over-ambitious vision for the University which he cleverly convinced us to treat as an urgent imperative. With very meagre resources, Dr Davis successfully led the mammoth task of transitioning the College of Arts, Science and Technology to a world class university. He rallied the staff, students and a wide range of other influential stakeholders to jointly build the nation’s university and create a future for our children and the country.  
Dr Davis’ uniquely warm and engaging personality was that magnet that pulled the large force together and kept the team focused in spite of the challenging hurdles and the drudgery of the days when success seemed a mere mirage. He had an interest in everyone and made each person feel special in his own way… without fanfare. His words were always measured but very impactful. He touched so many, so deeply in a quiet and unassuming manner.
He made an indelible impact on my life as a mentor. I am eternally grateful we crossed paths and I will forever cherish his memory

Posted by Eugenie Brown-myrie on May 26, 2021
I am happy that I had the privilege of working with Dr. Rae Davis during an important evolutionary period at UTech, Jamaica. Dr. Davis was a quiet giant who guided the management team through many successful strategic initiatives. I thank him for being an inspiration to me. I celebrate his life and contributions with great pride. May his soul rest in peace!
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Shared by Matthie Hayles on May 18, 2021
A humble and peaceful persona you have always portrayed. May your soul rest in continued peace. And strength to your family and friends as they grieve at this time.